Brotherhood in Death (In Death #42) by J.D. Robb
This is a futuristic police procedural novel (Rated Nc-17)
(Four Brotherhood Hearts)
Dennis Mira just had two unpleasant surprises. First he learned that his cousin Edward was secretly meeting with a real estate agent about their late grandfather’s magnificent West Village brownstone, despite the promise they both made to keep it in the family. Then, when he went to the house to confront Edward about it, he got a blunt object to the back of the head.
Luckily Dennis is married to Charlotte Mira, the NYPSD’s top profiler and a good friend of Lieutenant Eve Dallas. When the two arrive on the scene, he explains that the last thing he saw was Edward in a chair, bruised and bloody. When he came to, his cousin was gone. With the mess cleaned up and the security disks removed, there’s nothing left behind but a few traces for forensics to analyze.
As a former lawyer, judge, and senator, Edward Mira mingled with the elite and crossed paths with criminals, making enemies on a regular basis. Like so many politicians, he also made some very close friends behind closed—and locked—doors. But a badge and a billionaire husband can get you into places others can’t go, and Eve intends to shine some light on the dirty deals and dark motives behind the disappearance of a powerful man, the family discord over a multimillion-dollar piece of real estate . . . and a new case that no one saw coming.
I have loved this series for the first. And even after forty plus regular installments (not including novellas), I still love it. It’s no wonder because crime/mystery/police procedural is my first love. Add in a mix of romance and you have a winner.
This case was complex. Although, I knew who the culprits were, I didn’t get the full extent of the story. So it’s always a good thing when I don’t guess everything.
My only complaint was that the subject matter was sensitive. And we basically had the same murder type last go around, albeit totally different execution and suspect pool. I just hope the next story is plain murder. That’s a personal thing for me.
Otherwise, another great installment. I look forward to the next.
Susan Erickson totally has this narration nailed down.
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